I have taken on the Being George Washington Challenge for 2012.  Listed below are some of the virtues that George Washington challenged himself everyday to make himself a better man.  Ben Franklin said  “30 days makes a habit”.  So the challenge is this…work on the virtues in your own life for 30 days so they become habit in your own life.
 
 
  • EVERY ACTION MUST BE DONE WITH RESPECT TOWARD OTHERS AROUND YOU.
  • SHOW NO DELIGHT IN THE MISFORTUNE OF  OTHERS, EVEN THOUGH HE BE YOUR ENEMY.
  • IF ANYONE COMES TO SPEAK TO YOU WHILE YOU ARE SITTING, STAND, EVEN THOUGH HE WILL BE YOUR INFERIOR.
  • BE NOT HASTY TO BELIEVE FLYING REPORTS TO THE DISPARAGEMENT OF ANY.
  • ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH MEN OF GOOD QUALITY.
  • IF YOU ESTEEM YOUR OWN REPUTATION, TIS BETTER TO BE ALONE THEN IN BAD COMPANY.
  • LET YOUR CONVERSATION BE WITHOUT MALICE OR ENVY.
  • SPEAK NOT INFURIOUS WORDS NEITHER IN JEST OR IN EARNEST.
  • ALWAYS STAND WHEN A LADY ENTERS YOUR CIRCLE OR STANDS BEFORE THE TABLE.
  • READ YOUR SCRIPTURES DAILY.
  • HAVE A PICTURE OF SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE. WHEN HAVING A TOUGH DAY MOVE IT NEAR YOU.
  • MAKE A GOAL EVERYDAY.  WRITE AND PONDER IN THE MORNING, REVIEW YOUR SUCCESSES AND FAILURES AT END OF EACH DAY.
  • GATHER OTHERS TO SUPPORT HONESTY.
  • ALWAYS LOOK A MAN IN THE EYE.
  • ALWAYS HAVE A FIRM HANDSHAKE.
  • PRAY FOR OTHERS.
  • LOOK FOR WAYS TO SERVE OTHERS AT ALL TIMES.
  • ALWAYS SAY WHAT YOU MEAN AND MEAN WHAT YOU SAY.
  • BUILD TRUST THROUGH YOUR ACTIONS.
  • DO NOT PARTAKE IN BASHING THE BIBLE.
  • DO NOT FIGHT WITH THOSE WHO ARE NOT WILLING TO SEE ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE. WHEN IN BATTLE (ARGUMENT) REPEAT THE OTHER SIDE  UNTIL THEY SAY YOU HAVE THEIR ARGUMENT.
  • BUILD, NEVER DESTROY.
  • ASPIRE TO INSPIRE.

Happy Trails,

Donnie